Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities
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Satisfactory Academic Progress: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2018 National Conference
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Why I Chose to Live in Southside
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Grace Hopper: A Reflection
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Who Sells the Best Coffee on Campus? – A Blind Taste Test
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How to Make the Most of the Winter Weather
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How to Survive the Rochester Winter
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5 Studying Tips for Finals
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Study Breaks at Rochester

A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities

We’ve all seen those memes and read those tweets ridiculing the liberal arts, basking in STEM major egotism. As many prospective students may know/have read, the University of Rochester curriculum has students pursue clusters in all three areas of study: social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Hence, one can take advantage of the curriculum in[…]

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Satisfactory Academic Progress: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Hello, University of Rochester undergrads! With finals wrapping up, you’re all probably thinking quite a bit about your final grades and degree audits. You might be surprised to learn, however, that the Financial Aid Office is thinking about them too! Why? Something called “Satisfactory Academic Progress,” more commonly referred to by its acronym: “SAP.” We’re[…]

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2018 National Conference

by Sabrina Westgate, Class of 2019 From October 17–20, twelve members of the University of Rochester’s Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2018 National SWE Conference. Our chapter has attended the SWE National Conference for the past few years, and as always, it was amazing. Many of the[…]

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Why I Chose to Live in Southside

When I was first presented with the housing options for my sophomore year, I did not even consider living at Southside: far distance, potential disconnect with others, and limited dining options. Here is what immediately made me, to my surprise, change my mind and ultimately want to live in Southside. In my first year, I[…]

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Grace Hopper: A Reflection

The time is here, the Grace Hopper Celebration! Grace Hopper is an annual conference aimed towards women in computer science. The University of Rochester Computer Science and Data Science Department sponsors a group of women to attend every year. This year, I was fortunate to be sponsored to attend. Overall, Grace Hopper was more than[…]

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Who Sells the Best Coffee on Campus? – A Blind Taste Test

Disclaimer: I am not a scientist. In fact, this experiment might be the most “science” I have done since arriving at the University of Rochester a year and a half ago. But it was finals week recently, and I decided the best way to honor that (and the best way to procrastinate) was to take[…]

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How to Make the Most of the Winter Weather

Four tips on how to make the most of the winter weather: If you are thinking about applying or attending the University of Rochester, or really anywhere in Upstate New York, you make have already heard about the weather. The winter weather this season is projected to be warmer and rainier than normal with average[…]

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How to Survive the Rochester Winter

Let’s address the elephant in the room, or rather the Yeti… Rochester’s notoriously brutal winter. The mean temperature for the month of November was around 30°F but winter 2018 is slated to start on Friday, December 21. We have already begun to see tons of rainfall and quite a lot of snow, but don’t let any[…]

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5 Studying Tips for Finals

Hi everyone! It’s December, and we all know what that means… FINALS! If you’re like me, and get super stressed during exam times, don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you study and succeed this exam season: 1. Take breaks  This might seem unusual, but one of the most helpful things during finals week[…]

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Study Breaks at Rochester

Preparing for finals week can be very stressful. To help students relax a little and boost their spirits, many clubs and organizations host study breaks during the last couple days of classes and reading period, the few days when classes cannot be held so we can study. I went to 10 of these study breaks[…]

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